To promote the common interest in reducing flood losses and to encourage the protection and enhancement of natural floodplain values...
Since inception, the Association has welcomed everyone interested in floodplain management regardless of their location, employment, or whether their special interest is in structural measures, nonstructural measures, environmental issues, legislation, policy, or some other aspect of floodplain management. The members of the Association represent many federal, state and local agencies as well as private firms. One of the great values of the Association is its role in providing a common meeting ground and forum for diverse views.
Join as a full Member and receive our monthly briefings, quarterly newsletter, deep discounts to our annual conference, symposiums and workshops, vote and participate in our diverse Committees and Open Forums designed to shape the future of floodplain management.
The Association provides a variety of services to its members including:
MONTHLY BRIEFING Members receive monthly briefings on key developments and discussions in floodplain management at federal, state and local levels, and announcements on upcoming events.
QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER The Association newsletter, published online quarterly, includes information on new publications, upcoming events, calls for papers, and other timely topics. In addition, the newsletter carries a wide range of articles on floodplain management including some written especially for the newsletter and others culled from articles appearing in other newsletters and magazines.
ANNUAL CONFERENCES The Association hosts one major conference annually. The conferences provide members an opportunity to present and discuss technical papers on various aspects of floodplain management as well as attend presentations by state and federal officials concerning their programs. The conferences also provide an opportunity for members to exchange information with their counterparts, learn about new products and services from vendor displays, and network with other floodplain management professionals.
SPECIALTY SYMPOSIUMS The Association from time to time sponsors technical specialty symposiums on the latest technical and policy issues in floodplain management.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS A number of workshops for managers, engineers and planners are offered each year, such as HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS training, Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) workshop and exam, and many others. Attendees receive CEC credits toward their CFM certification.
WEB SITE The Association web site provides extensive, up-to-date information on upcoming events, membership, job listings, links to other related programs, organizations and agencies, flood related information, conference presentations and various downloadable documents and programs.
FORUMS AND COMMITTEES Association members participate in various forums and committees through our on-line forums. Forums and committees help shape floodplain management policy and practice at local, state and national levels.
AWARDS PROGRAM The Association sponsors an active awards program to recognize individuals, firms and agencies for their performance in the field of floodplain management. Awards include the following: Media Award, Legislator of the Year, Floodplain Manager of the Year, Project of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Goddard Award. See the 2006-2010 awards history for past recipients.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The Association provides opportunities for a wide range of sponsorship categories to maximize marketing and business development efforts by its members. These include newsletter advertisements, web site sponsorship and conference sponsorship. Click here for details.